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Skills for Software Smokejumpers

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Do you know about smokejumpers? They're brave, self-sufficient firefighters who parachute into remote areas wearing eighty pounds of gear and ready to fight a forest fire. If the jump goes well, they land safely. After extinguishing the fire, they may have a ten-mile hike out. It's not a job for the faint of heart, slow of mind, or weak of back. Have you considered that you may be a smokejumper?

A Multi-use Model

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Models are like kitchen utensils. You need a variety of them, and you should know when and how to use them. They should be useful for more than a single task. I recently started exploring the first explicit model I learned years ago.

Problem Solving - 2 Year Old Fashion

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I recently had the opportunity to observe problem solving at its more pure state. We took our grand-daughters, Jessica (4), and Nikki (2) to the park. For a period of time, they played on a "jungle gym" that looks like

Force Ranking Force Dynamics

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Esther Derby recently ranted about Force Ranking. I'm not an expert on force ranking, or maybe as an independent consultant I am. I'm force ranked every time I work with a client.